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When Wounds Worship (4 of 4)
When times of struggle and trial come into our lives, how do we respond? Do we pray for God to remove the difficulty? When you come to a place where God is all you have, you can learn that God is all you need. In the midst of our wounds, we can still worship God.
When you come to a place where God is all you have, you can learn that God is all you need.
Pastor Mickey’s missionary friend sent him a picture of a product sold in China, labeled: “Wild Jew’s-ear Fungus.” These words paint a very unpleasant image, but the bag actually contains wild Israeli mushrooms. The picture goes to prove a point that sometimes meaning is lost in translation.
When we experience difficulty in our lives, we can experience a similar translation challenge. A situation may seem horrendous to us in our finite time and understanding, when actually God is working for His eternal and glorious purposes (Romans 8:28).
In the Book of Job, Job lost his family, his possessions, and his health all in one day. All around him, friends interpreted the meaning of his experiences, but no one had a heavenly perspective. How did Job react? He honored and worshiped the Lord.
Then Job arose, tore his robe, and shaved his head; and he fell to the ground and worshiped. And he said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked shall I return there. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord.” In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong. Job 1:20-22
1. When your heart is overwhelmed, LOOK up! Job 1:20-22, Psalm 61, Psalm 42
From the end of the earth I will cry to You,
When my heart is overwhelmed;
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Psalm 61:2
It is easy for us to focus on our narrow, limited perspective when we feel overwhelmed. But if we respond in worship, we acknowledge that God has a higher plan, according to His infinite perspe ...
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